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GHS Pictograms for Home Care Providers

July 02, 2014 by Kristen Cifranic

OSHA, FDA and DOT haveguidelines developed forprecautionary labels for use onoxygen cylinders and cryogenicvessels. These are to be used toidentify the contents, warning ofprincipal physical and healthhazards, and providing appropriateprecautionary information.It is the responsibility of the company(s)that fills, stores, delivers, handles anduses the gas to ensure that the labelcomplies with applicable governmentregulations. When a chemical is classified according to the GHS hazard criteria adopted in OSHAs hazard communication (HazCom) standard, the corresponding pictogram must appear on the label, and either the pictogram or the pictogram name must appear on the safety data sheet (SDS). The HazCom standard uses nine different pictograms. The appropriate pictogram(s) must appear on the container label as a black GHS symbol in a red diamond border.Where a transport pictogram appears, the GHS pictogram for the same hazard should not appear. The two pictograms home care companies will

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Oxygen Drug Product Label FAQ

December 30, 2013 by Victoria Marquard

What is required on an oxygen drug product label? Oxygen drug product labels are governed by 3 different agencies. The FDA because its a drug product, and the DOT and OSHA because it is considered a Hazardous Material. Each agency is a different government entity that has its own requirements. For example, the oxygen diamond and the proper shipping name (Oxygen, Compressed) appearing on the label is for the benefit of the DOT: They want to make sure that the hazardous material is properly identified during transport in the event of an accident so that first responders can react accordingly. The FDA wants the label to indicate what the drug product is (Oxygen) so patients and caregivers know what they are administering to people. So while the DOT would mandate Oxygen, Compressed, the FDA does not care that it is the proper shipping name- just that it properly conveys the identity of the drug product. To learn more about the requirements, check out the video below. Why do I need

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New GHS Oxygen Label and Training Requirements from OSHA

September 20, 2013 by Victoria Marquard-Schultz

GHS, or Globally Harmonized System of Classification of Labeling of Chemicals, is a system used world wide tostandardized the labeling and safety data sheets for chemicals. Because there are so many chemicals and hazardous substances used worldwide, GHS strives to make everyone safer by creating a universal system. THe GHS is not a regulatory body in and of itself, but rather a set of standards that regulatory bodies can adopt to create a uniform system across the globe...think of GHS as akin to the Metric or Imperial system: Metric or Imperial are not themselves a regulation, but something that different countries and regulatory bodies adopted. Similarly, GHS has recently been adopted by OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the Federal Government, to standardize hazardous material safety in the US. This means that the way things look on the chemicals you use and the material safety data sheets you see will change. Youll also have to do some training for your

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